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May 20, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Comments Made by Princeton Admissions Officers Add Fuel to Affirmative Action Debate

Comments Made by Princeton Admissions Officers Add Fuel to Affirmative Action Debate

posted by Randall

PrincetonDocuments made public by Buzzfeed through the Freedom of Information Act may give a boost to the argument that Asian Americans face discrimination in admissions.

The documents reveal comments made by admissions officers on applications to Princeton from Asian American applicants.

Common comments included “very familiar profiles,” “standard premeds,” or “difficult to pluck out.”

The … Read more

Campus

Apr 5, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim American Student Gets into Stanford after Unique Answer about #BlackLivesMatter

Muslim American Student Gets into Stanford after Unique Answer about #BlackLivesMatter

posted by Randall
Ziad Ahmed

Ziad Ahmed speaks at Princeton University in February (via Twitter)

In a school that only accepts one out of every 20 applicants, it takes a lot to stand out.

Ziad Ahmed found a way.

Ahmed, a self described activist, says he was stunned to get his admissions letter to Stanford University, especially after his seemingly … Read more

Campus

Oct 14, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Harvard Magazine: Campus Forced to Turn Over Admissions Data in Anti-Affirmative Action Case

Harvard Magazine: Campus Forced to Turn Over Admissions Data in Anti-Affirmative Action Case

posted by Randall
Harvard Business School

By HBS1908 –    Wikimedia Commons.

Harvard University is reluctantly turning over records of thousands of rejected applicants in a case filed by a group alleging discrimination against Asian Americans, reports Harvard Magazine.

Students whose records will be turned over will be receiving notices from the campus informing them of their options if they object … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 9, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on I’m Asian and the First from my Family to Graduate from College

I’m Asian and the First from my Family to Graduate from College

posted by Randall
Ed Diokno

Ed Diokno

By Ed Diokno

This is the time of year when high school seniors and community college transfers send out their applications for college. I was reminded of my experience as the first in my immediately family to graduate from college (University of California, Berkeley) by this Buzzfeed video by Heather Yang, the mother … Read more

Campus

Mar 29, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on #ThickEnvelope: Maximizing Your College Visit

#ThickEnvelope: Maximizing Your College Visit

posted by Randall

Campus tourBy Patrick Lorenzo
 
With spring break in session and admissions decisions out, families across the country are making travel arrangements to visit college campuses. Whether you are a rising junior/senior starting your college visit process or a senior determining where you want to enroll this fall, there are ways to make the most of … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on New York Post: Changes in NY Elite School Admissions Will Hurt Poor Asians

New York Post: Changes in NY Elite School Admissions Will Hurt Poor Asians

posted by Theodore Tae

Stuyvesant high SchoolEntrance into one of New York City’s eight highly selective specialized high schools has long been considered a ticket to future success.

But calls for changes in the admissions criteria for these schools will punish lower-middle-class Asian immigrants and Asian Americans, writes Dennis Saffran for the New York Post.

In March, New York City … Read more

Chinese American

Mar 26, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on IBT: NY elite public high schools face diversity question

IBT: NY elite public high schools face diversity question

posted by Randall

Stuyvesant High SchoolIn an issue similar to the SCA5 debate in California, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and School Chancellor Carmen Fariña are proposing revamping admissions policies to better diversify the city’s elite public schools, reports the International Business Times (photo by Orinjuice).

Admission to the prestigious Stuyvesant High and 7 other elite schools in … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 18, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Filmmaker To Direct First Film Since Vincent Who?

Filmmaker To Direct First Film Since Vincent Who?

posted by Randall

Scene from TestedTested is the story of the cultural importance of  education in the Asian American community and the desire of  other communities to get a bigger piece of the pie. The pie in this case is Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and Brooklyn Tech, three nationally ranked public high schools in New York City where African Americans and … Read more

Campus

Dec 23, 2012 Ξ Comments Off on Black, White & Gray: Debate Over College Admissions, Asian Americans & Discrimination Stuck in Neutral

Black, White & Gray: Debate Over College Admissions, Asian Americans & Discrimination Stuck in Neutral

posted by Randall

 

College CampusThe debate over affirmative action in college admissions gained added urgency with the Fisher Case now before the Supreme Court. A white student sued the University of Texas saying she ranked in the top 10 percent of her case, and she should have been automatically admitted to the law school.  She argued she was … Read more

Blogs

Dec 21, 2012 Ξ Comments Off on Atlantic:The HIGHER Hurdle #Asian Americans Must Jump to Get into the Ivy Leagues–More Than an Intellectual Debate

Atlantic:The HIGHER Hurdle #Asian Americans Must Jump to Get into the Ivy Leagues–More Than an Intellectual Debate

posted by Randall

College CampusThe New York Times this week ran a series of opinion pieces bringing to the forefront the debate over whether elite universities discriminate to limit the number of Asian Americans.

Not mentioned in all the stories is the routine xenophobia Asian immigrants face on a daily basis. In an article published in the Atlantic Conor … Read more

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